Matilda Lo Keong

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Matilda Lo Keong (c.1856 – 18 December 1915) was a New Zealand storekeeper, homemaker and community worker. She was born in Bao'an District, China in c.1856. Lo Keong was the first identified Chinese female immigrant to New Zealand, where she raised the first known family of pure Chinese descent.[1]


  1. ^ Ng, James. "Matilda Lo Keong". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.